I purchased the Vizio E3D420XV yesterday. I was surprised at how light the tv was. It weighs 40 lbs., which made it very easy to remove from the box, lay flat on the couch, attach the stand, and set upright for use. The linear dimensions taken from the Vizio website are:
With Stand: 40.2"W x 27.6"H x 9.0"D
Without Stand: 40.2"W x 25.9"H x 3.3"D
Packaging Dimensions: 45.1"W x 32.3"H x 7.4"D
This tv offers a 3d picture, SRS Studio Sound HD and SRS TruVolume audio. It has 3 HDMI inputs. I wish it had 4! Ouch!
After connecting my A/V components and turning on the television, it asked me for some very basic information and looked for my internet connection via wifi. It also has an ethernet cable port, so a person could use that to connect the tv to the internet as well. All told, I was all set up and watching locals off of my over the air antenna in about 5 minutes. It was really that easy.
Out of the box, I found the picture colors to be quite accurate. The flesh tones were spot on, which I was very pleased to see. It produced a vibrant HD picture, where images jumped off the screen at me. I then switched over to Directv and found the same thing. I'm going to use a calibration cd on this tv, so it's going to be interesting to see how it measures up out of the box to where the final video settings end up being.
I have also popped in our Despicable Me 3d movie, and I couldn't believe my eyes. Up to this point, I wasn't too sure how I felt about 3D creeping into the market these days. But now, I say, "Bring it on." This tv's 3D image is really nice! Fantastic in fact. The purchase of this product provided along with the television 2 3D glasses. They worked perfectly! And now, I'm going to have to go out and purchase a couple more pair of those glasses. I think I can handle that at about $1.00 each!
Further, this tv has kind of a different remote. On one side it has the typical remote buttons. But if you flip it over, there isn't the usual smooth backside. The flip side offers a qwerty keyboard, which is used to type in information within the tv's menu and is also used in conjunction with the various apps provided via the internet through the tv.
When I pressed menu on the remote, I found the following categories: 3D, Wide, CC, Sleep Timer, Picture, Audio, Network, Settings, and Help. I found the menu and the settings contained within to be very straight forward and easy to adjust.
The most interesting item found as I looked around within in the menu categories was"Lip Sync." I had never seen a television offer this before! It adjusts the words spoken by a person on the tv to their lips. How nice!
Now I don't know much about Apps as supplied by televisions, but I do know that I really liked what I saw. There is a Netflix app, plus Pandora, ebay, Blockbuster, Yahoo News, Rhapsody, flickr, Vudu, Yahoo Weather, Hulu, and more! I've never had a tv that offered something like this before, so I'm going to have fun exploring these.
Overall, my final conclusion is that I love this tv. I'm excited about owning it. I highly recommend it.